WSR 02-13-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)

[ Filed June 17, 2002, 11:07 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend chapter 196-09 WAC, including a change to the chapter title, and repeal WAC 196-24-041 Brief adjudicative proceedings.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.43.035.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The title for chapter 196-09 WAC will be reworded to better define the scope of the chapter. The brief adjudicative procedure (BAP) process is being more clearly described and the number of situations for which a person can appeal to the board using the BAP process is being expanded. The current rule for BAP, WAC 196-24-041, will be repealed and the new rule language put into chapter 196-09 WAC. In addition, the 2002 legislature passed SHB 2512 titled Uniform regulation of business and professions, some parts of which, will be clarified by rule. These clarifying rules will also be placed in chapter 196-09 WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Notestine, Project Director, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649, fax (360) 664-2551, phone (360) 664-1578, e-mail rnotestine@dol.wa.gov. Draft language of any rule changes will be distributed to the board's mailing list.

June 11, 2002

George A. Twiss, Executive Director

Board of Registration for Professional

Engineers and Land Surveyors

Washington State Code Reviser's Office